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Sveriges utbildningsminister sedan 2007 samt vice statsminister sedan 2010. | The current Swedish Minister for Education and Deputy Prime Minister.
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Jan Arne Björklund, född 18 april 1962 i Skene i Västergötland, är en svensk folkpartistisk politiker och Sveriges utbildningsminister sedan 2007 samt vice statsminister sedan 2010. Han efterträdde Lars Leijonborg som Folkpartiets ordförande vid partiets landsmöte den 7 september 2007. I Fredrik Reinfeldts första regeringsbildning 2006 utsågs Björklund till skolminister. Han övertog efter partiledarbytet år 2007 Leijonborgs roll som departementschef på Utbildningsdepartementet och därmed också titeln som utbildningsminister. Som en följd av att Folkpartiet i riksdagsvalet 2010 blivit näst största alliansparti efterträdde Björklund den 5 oktober 2010 Maud Olofsson (C) som vice statsminister.

 

Biografi

Jan Björklund växte upp i Skene, som är ett samhälle i Marks kommun i Västra Götalands län (tidigare Älvsborgs län). Hans far drev en järnhandel. Hans mor kom som flykting från Norge till Sverige 1945. Björklund gick ut grundskolan i Skene 1978, där han var ordförande i elevstyrelsen det sista året. Vid Marks Gymnasieskola i Skene läste han treårig samhällsvetenskaplig linje, och var åter aktiv i elevstyrelsen.

 

Politisk karriär

År 1976 gick Björklund med i Folkpartiets ungdomsförbund (nuvarande Liberala ungdomsförbundet). År 1985 utsågs han till andre vice ordförande i Folkpartiets ungdomsförbund, och i den egenskapen valdes han 1987 in i folkpartiets partistyrelse. År 1991 blev han kommunalpolitiker och ledamot av skolstyrelsen.

 

Björklund var ledamot i kommunfullmäktige i Stockholms stad 1994–2006, skolborgarråd 1998–2002 och oppositionsborgarråd 2002–2006. År 1995 kom han in i partiledningen och 1997 blev han folkpartiets andre vice ordförande. Björklund är riksdagsledamot sedan 2006 och skolminister sedan 2006. Sedan 7 september 2007 är han ordförande för folkpartiet.

 

Vid Folkpartiets landsmöte den 15 oktober 2011 omvaldes Björklund enhälligt till partiledare.

 

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Jan Arne Björklund (born 18 April 1962) is a Swedish politician. He is the leader of the Liberal People's Party and serves as Minister for Education and Deputy Prime Minister in the Swedish government.

 

Early life

Jan Björklund was born in Skene (today a part of Mark Municipality), Älvsborg County (today Västra Götaland County), Sweden. His father Arne worked in the textile industry and his mother Ragna came to Sweden from Norway as a war refugee in 1944. He came from a working class home and both of his parents lack higher education. After he had completed upper secondary education (gymnasium) in 1982, Björklund enlisted in the Swedish Armed Forces and earned the rank of officer in 1985. He then served at the royal Life Guards in Stockholm, from where he retired as a major in 1994 to start a new career in politics.

 

Personal

Jan Björklund is married to Anette Brifalk, with whom he has two children. He lives with his family in Bromma, Stockholm.

 

Political career

Björklund early became a member of the Liberal Youth of Sweden, the youth wing of the Liberal People's Party, in 1976. He was elected as a member of board of the organization in 1983 and served as its second deputy chairman between 1985 to 1987. He has served as a member of board of the Liberal People's Party since 1990. He joined the party's leadership in 1995, became second deputy chairman in 1997 and first deputy chairman in 2001. In 1991 Björklund was elected as a substitute member of the Stockholm City Council, where he came to serve in the city's board of education.

 

In the 2006 election Björklund was elected as a Member of Parliament, and shortly thereafter appointed as Minister for Schools in the new centre-right cabinet led by Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. Following the 2010 general election, in which the Liberal People's Party became the second largest party in the government alliance, Björklund replaced Maud Olofsson as Deputy Prime Minister on 5 October 2010.

 

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21.6.2010 

updated: 2013-05-15

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